SANFORD, Fla. - Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Lewis and retired Hall of Fame NBA player Patrick Ewing are slated to appear at a town hall meeting being held by City of Sanford commissioners at 5 p.m. today.
They will speak to the commissioners about their concerns over the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and the police department's handling of the case.
Martin was shot a month ago today as he walked from a convenience store with an iced tea and Skittles candy in his hand. He was wearing a hoodie and the hood was over his head because it had been raining outside.
The teen was also talking to his 16-year-old girlfriend on the phone at the time.
Martin was in a gated community where he was heading back to his father's girlfriend's townhome. They were about to watch the All Star basketball game. He never made it back.
George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer, admits to following Martin in a 911 call. Zimmerman, who weighs about 100 pounds more than Martin, says the teen attacked him, leaving him with a bloody nose and a head injury. Zimmerman says he shot the teen in self defense and Sanford police did not arrest him.
The meeting being held on Monday evening would normally be held at City Hall, but commissioners decided to move it to Sanford's Civic Center to accommodate the crowds that are expected.
The civic center is at 401 East Seminole.
Trayvon Martin's parents are expected to address the crowd and civil rights leaders, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Reverend Al Sharpton will also be in attendance.
An hour before the meeting at 4 p.m., a Baltimore evangelist, the Reverend Jamal Bryant, will hold a protest outside Sanford's City Hall. The protest will begin at First United Methodist Church at 419 S. Park Avenue and end at the Sanford Civic Center.
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